ICCF-21

3 - 8 June, 2018  |  Fort Collins, CO USA

The 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR CONDENSED MATTER NUCLEAR SCIENCE

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Welcome to the application portal for the ICCF-21 Conference Student Scholarship. Please carefully read the information below before submitting your application. 

 

ICCF-21 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

INTRODUCTION:

For the first time, a competitive scholarship program has been instituted at the 21st annual International Conference for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (ICCF-21) and we invite you to apply!

 

We created this scholarship because we believe it's important for the next generation of capable scientists with fresh energy, ideas, and an interest in LENR to become involved in the field. Students who are selected for this opportunity will be invited to attend the ICCF-21 conference held at The Lory Student Center on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado from June 3 - 8, 2018.  Scholarship recipients arrive a day early on June 2 to attend the pre-conference school.  

WHATS INCLUDED:
Recipients of the scholarship will be invited to attend the ICCF-21 conference and pre-conference school free of charge. ICCF-21 will also cover the cost of housing, meals, the welcome reception, excursions, the banquet, conference programming and airport transfers from and to Denver International Airport (DEN) to Fort Collins.  Small groups of scholarship winners will be partnered with a mentor with whom to discuss the conference material and the field of LENR overall.  Travel to and from Denver is the only cost not covered by ICCF-21.

WHO CAN APPLY:
We invite undergraduate, graduate students and PhD candidates at universities and colleges from the U.S. and abroad to apply for this opportunity. If qualified, high school applicants will also be considered. 

HOW TO APPLY: 
Interested students should complete the form below. Resumes are not required.  The deadline for applying is, April 23, 2018.  We encourage students to submit their applications early. Winners will be notified on a rolling basis beginning on March 31, 2018, and not later than April 30, 2018.

ABOUT THE ICCF CONFERENCES:  
Over the past 28 years, the ICCF conferences have been held in North America, Europe and Asia. The conference is the primary venue for the scientific presentation and discussion of experimental and theoretical ideas and experiments in this growing field.  Attendees from over a dozen countries attend the conference each year to discuss and learn about LENR. 

TIPS FOR APPLYING:

  • Draft your answers in a separate document before submitting them in the form below.

  • Submit your application as early as possible.

  • If you have any questions, changes, or corrections, e-mail: iccf.21.scholarship@gmail.com.

  • You can come back to an incomplete application by selecting 'Save for Later' next to the 'Preview Submission' button.

LENR BACKGROUND:
There is an increasingly urgent global need for more energy due to increasing population and increasing per capita use of energy in developing countries.  New energy sources must be clean for multiple reasons, including human and environmental health, as well as to slow the negative impacts of global climate change.  

 

A new source of energy initially called “Cold Fusion” was announced in 1989.  The field now goes by the name of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR).  

 

More than 28 years of experimentation have revealed the likely characteristics of commercial LENR generators.  The experiments have shown that LENR do not produce significant dangerous radiation during operation.  Further, unlike current fission reactors and hypothetical fusion reactors, LENR do not produce significant radioactive waste, nor does operation of LENR generate green house gases.

 

The current scientific study of LENR is complex and challenging.  It includes physics, chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering, among other disciplines.  The practical realization of a new clean commercial energy source might prove to be historic.  However, it will require substantial investments in research in the coming years.  Two primary goals for such research are reliable generation of heat and understanding of the mechanisms that cause LENR.

LENR produce heat, which can be used directly or employed to generate electricity.  Hence, such reactions offer the possibility of sustained power generation. There is guarded, but reasonable expectation of commercial distributed LENR generators in the kilowatt range.  They would be widely used in homes, offices and factories.  Much investment and development work is needed to successfully commercialize LENR.  Generators must be fully reproducible, controllable, safe and reliable, with regulatory and consumer acceptance.  More than 20 companies in nine countries are seeking to commercialize LENR generators now, even though the basic mechanisms that cause LENR remain to be understood.  


You can learn more about LENR at lenr-canr.org.  

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